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Bodman PLC and Susan M. Kornfield Recognized for Excellence by Managing Intellectual Property

By: Bodman PLC


Bodman is pleased to announce that the firm has been ranked as “Highly Recommended” for Trademark Law by the internationally-recognized journal Managing Intellectual Property.

Bodman is one of only four Michigan law firms to be ranked as “Highly Recommended” for Trademark Law, the highest level possible.

The journal also recognized Susan M. Kornfield, chair of Bodman’s Intellectual Property Practice Group and leader of the firm’s IP Brand Protection Team, as a “Trademark Star” and a “Copyright Star” for her extraordinary work in intellectual property.

In addition to Managing Intellectual Property, Kornfield has been listed as a distinguished IP practitioner in Chambers USA, and is listed in the current editions of The Best Lawyers in America, Michigan Super Lawyers, and DBusiness magazine’s “Top Lawyers.” She has been named on multiple occasions as a Best Lawyers in America “Lawyer of the Year” for Trademark Law and for Copyright Law. In 2017, the State Bar of Michigan Intellectual Property Law Section honored her with its “Excellence in Intellectual Property” Award.

Kornfield handles both transactional and litigation matters and has been selected as an expert witness, mediator, and arbitrator in intellectual property disputes. Her clients include organizations in the financial services, health care/medical, automotive, sports and entertainment, higher education, and technology industries, as well as cultural institutions and nonprofit foundations.  She has been an adjunct professor of law at the University of Michigan Law School for over 20 years, teaching Copyright Law, Intellectual Property Practice, and Entertainment Law.

To compile its rankings, Managing Intellectual Property conducted research over a six month period in more than 80 jurisdictions, including those most active for IP protection, exploitation and enforcement. The list of recommended law firms and attorneys is based on data obtained from law firms and their clients, IP agencies, and in-house counsel through surveys and interviews. Inclusion is based solely on merit and recommendation by peers and clients.

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